The Pointy Sticks Podcast, Episode 1, Take 2 is being uploaded as we speak and will be LIVE within a matter of minutes! I had recorded it originally on Monday night, but it just wasn’t … right. So I rerecorded it yesterday, edited, added music, and packed it up nice and neat for you!
It isn’t perfect yet – I need to learn more about the editing/processing software that I used, because there is some way to tone down the slight spikes in sound. I also need to find the perfect placement for the mic still. I know there will be some improvements over time, so I’m ok with this one being a bit rough around the edges.
While I talk about knitting in the podcast, it isn’t technical stuff (at least not yet) – I’m not reading knitting patterns to you or anything of that sort. So even if you don’t knit, I encourage you to check it out. There is even music in there! Fun music! And you get to hear me talk! Really, how cool is that? (I had a ton of fun recording this, so I’m really excited and ready to do the next one!)
Podcasts are all just mp3 files. You do not have to own an iPod to listen to them – any mp3 player will play them. NoIpodRequired.com has lots of information on this. Some people listen to them through their computers, so it is just a matter of personal preference. I use iTunes to download my podcasts. The software is free, and it is easy to “subscribe” to them so that whenever a new episode is posted it is downloaded for me when I launch iTunes. There are other software packages that will do this for you too. Also, if you use a RSS feed reader, you can subscribe to the feed and see when the site is updated. I post the show notes there, so the feed will update when it goes live.
My first Chemistry test is today – I’m just a bit nervous! My teacher is really great though, and she only tests on one chapter at a time so that we don’t have to remember a million formulas at once. I’m sure I’ll do fine. I think.